The RCMP Underwater Recovery Team has resumed the search for the body of a man who was swept off the rocks at Peggy’s Cove on Wednesday.

The 25-year-old from Ontariowaswalking along the rocks at the popular tourist destination when a large wave swept him out to sea. A previous six-hour search and rescue operation was unsuccessful.

RCMP divers were unable to enter the water Thursday or Friday because of rough seas. Heavy waves also halted a sonar search Friday afternoon.

An RCMP spokespersonsaid the team is conducting a sonar search on Sunday morningand weather conditions have improved.

The man’s name is not being released at the request of his family.